Apple is expected to release three iPhone X successors this fall. The first phone he ever swooned over was the Nokia 7610, because man, those curves. Depending on who you read, the iPhone X could be or or , as though Apple -- utterly disheartened by theoretically lackluster sales -- simply decided to call it quits. The analyst expects Apple to roll out a 6. Apple became so short-sighted now, they only think they could make a huge pile of cash with the X, but didn't think of the aftermath. For any iPhone X owners worried about whether the discontinuation will dent the resale value of their phone, the Forrester analyst Thomas Husson has some reassuring words. Meanwhile, right in the middle of the pack sits a 5.
It's just doing exactly what Tim Cook said it was : Lay the groundwork for the iPhone for the next 10 years. Why would Apple discontinue a product that will set the path for technology for the next decade? One compelling theory is its price. The last time it discontinued an iPhone model a year after announcing it was the iPhone 5, released in 2012 and canned in 2013. But Apple declines to define most of those improvements. I had no idea, that You zeroed out customer satisfaction. Let us know down in the comments! Ad But one year later, Apple is discontinuing the phone that marked the iPhone's 10th anniversary and heralded a change in how it names its devices. There's lots of ; in the above, but we know there's also underlying truths in there too.
That's right: Apple is due to kill off its most expensive iPhone after the summer, right when the next generation of iPhones is due and less than a year after its debut it didn't go on sale until Nov. After all, this is technology, and everything gets discontinued at some point. That answer is easy: It's too expensive. Before the announcement, 9to5 Mac had reported that. And they did in part with the introduction of the iPhone X.
Both of these factors might explain Apple's thinking. Apple discontinuing the iPhone X makes it look like it was a prototype, an unfinished product. Innovation takes time and lots of time. Again, at the echelons Apple is operating, which are unfathomably complex, production timelines are not simple matters to be decided upon lightly. It's pretty unusual for Apple to discontinue phones this way. Instead, we could have the iPhone and iPhone Plus late 2018, just like we see with the Mac and iPad product lines.
So, what is Apple planning to do with the iPhone X? So, what does the evolution of the iPhone have to do with Apple discontinuing the iPhone X? The beloved mobile devices are on track to be better and in some cases, bigger than ever before. This year kinda feels that Apple made an iPhone for everyone. It's why people sometimes wait about a year after a phone's release, for a discount on the device. Apple has also discontinued the iPhone X, something that we were expecting based on rumors. So where does the iPhone X fit into the 2018 iPhone line? Apple was disappointed about iPhone X sales that it slashed production to only 8 million units in Q2. These headlines feel needlessly sensational, but they speak to a market reality rooted in rationality. So, no, the Notch hasn't ruined everything.
From a financial and business point of view, it makes perfect sense for Apple to kill off its lower-end and higher-end phones. That passion for electronics and words would eventually lead him to covering startups of all stripes at. The low end should be well tended by a new X-like iPhone with a cheaper 6. Apple will reportedly discontinue the first version of the iPhone X when the second generation of the high-end smartphone rolls out later in 2018. Everyone knows Apple releases new iPhone models every year, but it would be unusual if it discontinued a newer model only a year after its launch.
In a note to investors he said iPhone X demand has been weak, especially in China, and Apple is looking at stopping production this summer. For customers, though, iPhones are treated increasingly like — after one, two or three years, buyers move on to the next thing. So yes, the iPhone X will be dead in that you probably won't be able to buy last year's model once the sequels arrive. A report a few days ago mentioned the same 20 million and 40 million figures that Business Korea notes in its own story. . We continue to hear that upgrade activity over the past. The iPhone X you just purchased is no worse or better because it may be discontinued.
So, what does the evolution of the iPhone have to do with Apple discontinuing the iPhone X? For me the X was too expensive for what it is and does and the notch was a deal breaker. And while an , the handset and 4-inch form factor is still for Apple to keep it around for a bit longer. Elite Daily reached out to Apple for confirmation but did not hear back by the time of publication. For the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, Apple felt the obligation to bring something new to the market as they did back in 2007 with the first iPhone. A casual user would prefer getting an iPhone X due to its comparatively lower price tag and almost similar features. Despite the hype leading up to the release of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, customers are buying these new offerings at about the same rate as other models released in the past two years. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site.
But even after a year in the market, the components of the iPhone X aren't likely to get a whole hell of a lot cheaper — it's already by far the most expensive iPhone for Apple to make. In my opinion, the iPhone 5s was one of the best iPhones that , at least from an industrial design perspective. If you are concerned Id contact your nearest apple store and just ask them directly, expressing to them your concerns. There's no electronics manufacturer making an advanced smart phone that isn't going to stop providing hardware support in about 5 years after they stop selling it. Whether Apple's strategy ultimately succeeds remains to be seen, but if it does, putting the first iPhone X to rest is a small price to pay. Given the choice between making some money off each original iPhone X sold and potentially making more money off a cheap, big X sequel, treating the current model like a sacrificial lamb doesn't seem like a huge stretch. According to the report, Kuo said that if Apple kept the current iPhone X in its lineup when it launches the second generation, but lowered the price, it could hurt sales of the newer device.